GSSAThe 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

1820 Settler Correspondence before emigration

ALL the 1819 correspondence from CO48/41 through CO48/46 has been transcribed whether or not the writers emigrated to the Cape. Those written by people who did become settlers, as listed in "The Settler Handbook" by M.D. Nash (Chameleon Press 1987), are labelled 1820 Settler and the names of actual settlers in the text appear in red.

BRADSHAW, Samuel , 1820 Settler

(see also correspondence of Bransby COOPER at CO48/42 and P. SMITH at CO48/45)

National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 532

Cam, near Dursley, Gloucestershire

Sep 25th 1819

My Lord,

May it please your Lordship to inform me what are the conditions that are offered by His Majesty's Government to persons that do take out the number of men women and children to the Colony for to settle at the Cape of Good Hope according to the terms specified in the circular letter and at what place they do embark at what time they disembark. The parish of Cam are overburdened with poor and propose sending out at least ten able bodied men above the age of eighteen principally with large families and wether the person so taking them out will be allowed to take out any tools such as used in the cultivation of land and what he must advance in money for his passage and tunage for such tools if so allowed.

I am my Lord

Your Lordship's most obedient servant

Sam'l BRADSHAW

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 708

Cam near Dursley

Nov 21 1819

My Lord,

May it please your Lordship to inform me whether Henry KING and Jno. COOK may take a wife each to the Cape of Good Hope without deposit of any more that is already deposited (£10 for each they being both single men) for them, they forming a part of the settlers that are going out to the Cape under my direction and will your Lordship be plesed how long you may think it will be before we do sail for our destination

I am my Lord

Your Lordship's most obt sevt

Samuel BRADSHAW

 

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National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 742

Cam, near Dursley, Gloucester

Dec 8 1819

Most honoured Sir,

Will you plese to have the goodness for to accept of Mr. Jno. HALL who do whant for to acompany me to the Cape of Good Hope and if your worship will have the goodness for to do it the money will be deposited in the bank and a remittance made immediately to Mr. HILL, Treasury, London.

I am Sir your obedient servant

Sam'l BRADSHAW

PS The above Jno. HALL is 39 years of age, Labour, single man, and was upward of 16 years as a sailor in His Majesty's service.

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